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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #15 on: 09 November, 2018, 11:33:53 pm »
Probably Animal Man, but some of his Doom Patrol issues are outstanding.

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #16 on: 09 November, 2018, 11:46:12 pm »
Animal Man wouldn't even crack my Morrison top ten - but I think Colin and I have had an 'Animal Man vs Doom Patrol' conversation before. I do enjoy the former though - it's certainly better than Morrison's Batman run, which would, subjectively, be way down there. Apart, of course, from the Dick Grayson bits. (Can we still call him Dick, now he's... ugh... Ric?)

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #17 on: 09 November, 2018, 11:47:44 pm »
As for Morrison's best work... We3? All-Star Superman #10?

Doom Patrol. It’s quite hard to separate it from from its historical context, in as much as everything was going all angsty grimdark at the time and DP’s wilful, gleeful embrace of absurdity and surrealism was exhilarating. But, on a recent re-reading, I still think it stands up well.
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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #18 on: 10 November, 2018, 12:01:08 am »
It has to be All-Star Superman, surely?

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #19 on: 10 November, 2018, 12:52:00 am »
Ha! I meant to say Doom Patrol earlier... my favourite. For me I got a kick out of this and Arkham Asylum. All-Star Superman was interesting, too.

I'm not a Morrison completist, and struggled to enjoy Multiversity. Likewise Invisibles, of course. Can't remember much about Zenith beyond enjoying it a lot at the time (and the FP signing with Morrison/Yeowell, I've just recalled).

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #20 on: 10 November, 2018, 05:03:00 am »
Morrison greatest work for me is Zenith and All-Star Superman but I find most of writing to be tedious.

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #21 on: 10 November, 2018, 10:29:48 am »
I read All-Star Superman recently. Left me cold. I wonder how familiar you need to be with various Superman tropes to appreciate it? (I know of Superman, and have seen a couple of movies, but read only a handful of Superman comics before. This felt like it made a lot of assumptions of the reader about characters and such-like, and I just found it a bit dull; nice art, mind.)

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #22 on: 10 November, 2018, 11:08:20 am »
I read All-Star Superman recently. Left me cold. I wonder how familiar you need to be with various Superman tropes to appreciate it?

I'm not a particular fan of Superman: I love the superhero genre but I've always been more Marvel than DC, and I can't say I've read that much in the way of Superman's solo exploits. However, I think All Star Superman is one of the greatest comics ever - issue #10 alone must be contender for one of the best single issues of anything. (Not just because of the famous 'You're much stronger than you think you are' page - every page of #10 is filled to the brim with sheer glorious wonder, imagination, and comicsy genius.)

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #23 on: 10 November, 2018, 01:32:32 pm »
That's the thing about All-Star Superman - it is of course very well written and good fun, but I don't really give much of a feck about Superman anyway. (Needless to say, though, it's a million trillion times better than All-Star Batman and Robin, featuring Crazy Steve.)

Animal Man was excellent, and I'd forgotten how good Doom Patrol was, though it does suffer from dodgy art in places.  But any story that brings in Richard E. Grant's Withnail as an alcoholic magician is ok by me.
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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #24 on: 10 November, 2018, 02:57:33 pm »
But any story that brings in Richard E. Grant's Withnail as an alcoholic magician is ok by me.

That's funny - I always think Willoughby Kipling's the worst thing in Doom Patrol, 'cos he' s such an obvious lift.

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #25 on: 11 November, 2018, 11:02:44 am »
Another 2000AD alumnus is doing well, so I'm pleased he's got a TV deal. Used to buy his JLA stuff so here's to more toothy influenced by proxy television.
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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #26 on: 11 November, 2018, 11:26:52 am »
Well, it's not his first TV deal – Happy! is based on one of his books. That said, Happy! seemed to work a lot better when Morrison was less heavily involved. (The initial couple of episodes aren't that great, but it becomes something really special and totally after that point.)

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #27 on: 11 November, 2018, 11:58:08 am »
I couldn’t even make it through the first episode of Happy!, I thought it was awful.

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #28 on: 11 November, 2018, 12:37:59 pm »
Wake me up when the Zenith show is announced!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« Reply #29 on: 11 November, 2018, 01:03:57 pm »
I couldn’t even make it through the first episode of Happy!, I thought it was awful.
All subjective, I suppose. I thought the first two episodes were OK, but it really ramped things up as it progressed. The first episode isn't really indicative of where it goes, which ends up being a seriously fucked-up combination of Crank, a police procedural, and Toy Story.